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Ashes 2015: Australia take firm control against England in fifth Test

Australia reduced England to 107/8 on Day 2 of the fifth Test after posting 481 in their first innings.

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Australia took a firm hold in the fifth and final Ashes Test against England after reducing the hosts to 107/8 on Day 2. Peter Siddle alongwith Mitchell Marsh picked up five England wickets. (Source: Reuters)

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Australia resumed the Day at 287/3 with Adam Voges and Steve Smith. Adam Voges played fluently for his 76 before being adjudged LBW off Ben Stokes. (Source: AP)

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Steve Smith, the run making machine for Australia, once again got a century. (Source: Reuters)

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While Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill and Mitchell Johnson fell cheaply, Mitchell Starc made a quick-fire 58 to take Australia past the 450-run mark. (Source: Reuters)

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Steve Smith was out for 143 when he played one from Steven Finn back onto the stumps. (Source: Reuters)

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Moeen Ali picked up two late wickets as England bowled out Australia for 481 in the first innings. (Source: Reuters)

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England would have hoped for a good start and they got one too before Nathan Lyon produced a gem of a delivery to outfox Alastair Cook and give England first blow at 30. (Source: Reuters)

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Adam Lyth failed to keep one down from Peter Siddle and was out for 19. With this wicket began England's collapse. (Source: Reuters)

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Ian Bell was castled by Peter Siddle on an individual score of 10. England never recovered from the early blows and kept losing wicket at regular intervals. (Source: Reuters)

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Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler fell in the space of next 20 runs. Ben Stokes also fell after making 15 when he was caught at fine-leg off Mitchell Marsh. (Source: Reuters)

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Mitchell Marsh could have had four wickets but he overstepped when Mark Wood was caught at slips. He still finished with 3/18 and broke England backbone as the hosts finished the day at 107/8, still needing another 175 runs to save the follow-on. (Source: Reuters)